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Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

Alaska Stat. 09.65.087(a)

Summary Title

Liability: Use of AED


An individual who uses, or attempts to use, an AED for a perceived medical emergency will not be held legally responsible for acting or failing to act. They can be held legally responsible if they fail to notify an appropriate emergeny medical services agency.

Full Title

Civil Liability for use of an automated external defibrillator

Full Text

(a) A person who uses or attempts to use an automated external defibrillator device on a victim of a perceived medical emergency is not liable for civil damages resulting from the use or attempted use of the device. This subsection does not apply to civil damages resulting from a failure to notify the appropriate emergency medical services agency.